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Tracking the Nation's Teacher-Shortage Hot Spots

Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action. (August 22, 2016)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

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Teacher Beat Blog

09/29 01:36 pm | Chicago Teachers Set to Strike Oct. 11, Pending Contract Negotiations | The Chicago Teachers' Union said Wednesday that it will go on strike beginning Oct. 11 if it does not reach an agreement with the district over a new contract.

Teaching Ahead Blog

07/12 03:00 pm | The Problem With Complex Writing Prompts | In teaching writing by using increasingly complex, teacher-created prompts we tend to leave students' actual thoughts and voices out of the process, says Ariel Sacks.

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Special Collection

Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

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A Newark, N.J., complex’s ties to charter schools has created tensions in the district.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
A new report estimates that, if current market trends persist, U.S. schools could be short by hundreds of thousands of teachers within the next few years.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
States must create authoritative teacher-licensing boards to treat teachers as the professionals they are, urges Arthur E. Wise.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
With policymakers across the country increasingly worried about teacher shortages, one after another, state licensing authorities have been loosening certification rules.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Without substantial patches to the teacher pipeline, the goal of reaching a broadly diverse teacher workforce likely won't be achieved within the next half-century, according to a new report.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
The Vergara lawyers' strategy of casting tenure laws as a violation of students' rights has provided a blueprint for continuing debate, experts say.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Here’s a sampling of the more than 20,000 public comments filed with the U.S. Department of Education on its proposed rules for school accountability.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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